Personalized Learning

Brittany Barton - Speech Language Pathologist

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Speech Language Website

Brittany joined EE's staff in 2019 as our full time speech language pathologist. In 2018, Brittany moved from Florida to Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Central Florida and her masters degree in speech language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. In Florida Mrs. Barton worked for a pediatric private clinic working primarily with severe needs and medically fragile children.

Brittany Barton

Kathy Boerth - Occupational Therapist

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Kathy Boerth has been an Occupational Therapist at Eldorado Elementary for 7 years and with Douglas County for 10 years. She also works at Trailblazer Elementary and Redstone Elementary.

Jackie Carland - Learning Specialist

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Jackie Carland has been teaching moderate needs students at Eldorado Elementary since 2001. Prior to teaching in Douglas County she taught in Rock Springs, Wyoming for 7 years. She works with students and teachers in grades K-6. Jackie is the team lead for the special education team, a member of the Learning & Leadership Team and is one of Eldorado's Personalized Learning Leaders.

Melanie Sill - School Psychologist

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Jackie Carland

Rebecca Collins - Gifted and Talented

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Rebecca Collins has been teaching in Douglas County for the past 6 years, first as a substitute teacher and then as a member of Eldorado's Intervention Team. Prior to coming to DCSD she taught in Jefferson County for 12 years and enjoyed being a stay at home mom for 8. Rebecca earned her Bachelor's degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and has a Master's in Curriculum and Design from CU Denver. She is currently working towards an Endorsement in Gifted and Talented Programming through the DCSD/UNC Cohort and looks forward to her role as Gifted and Talented Coordinator here at Eldorado.

Gifted and Talented Website

Rebecca Collins

Heather Dopke - Learning Specialist

Heather began her teaching career in Illinois in 2002 after earning a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a concentration in learning disabilities from Palm Beach Atlantic University. After having her first child in 2008, she stayed home with her kids for nine years. Heather joined the EE team in 2017 as an educational assistant and is now a moderate needs learning specialist

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Heather Dopke

Kim Fisher - Science Facilitator

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Kim Fisher

Valerie Gusdorf - ESL

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Valerie Gusdorf has been in education for over 20 years in various teaching and leadership positions. She moved to Colorado with her husband and two sons from New Mexico in 2014, and began teaching in DCSD in 2016.

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Valerie Gusdorf

Vicki Matta - RISE (Reading Intervention for Students to Excel) Coordinator

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RISE Website

Vicki Matta

Nicole Moore - Special Education Teacher- Affective Needs

Nicole Moore has been teaching for eight years. She began as a second grade teacher in Florida and then moved into Special Education where she gained a passion and love for working with students with significant needs. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and she is currently in her master's program for Special Education at the University of Colorado.

Nicole Moore

Bryan Swalley - Special Education Teacher - SSN

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Bryan Swalley

Heidi Johnson - Literacy Interventionist

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Heidi Johnson has been teaching for 24 years. Twenty of these years has been in Douglas County teaching Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth and fifth grades. Prior to teaching in Douglas County she taught in Littleton Public Schools as a Literary Specialist and then in Arizona as a preschool and third-grade teacher. She was a Digital Educator from 2006-2007. Heidi has served on the technology and PRIDE committees and has served on the Building Leadership team since 2011. She received her undergraduate degree, in 1985, from Northwestern College in Elementary Education. In 2003 she received her Masters Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University in Minnesota.

Mrs. Johnson's Website

Heidi Johnson

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Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected]